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Friday February 24th, 2023 :: 01:35 p.m. PST


#LASD Homicide Detectives assisted South Pasadena PD with a Death Investigation, 300 blk of Grace Dr #SouthPasadena

On Saturday, February 18, 2023, Los Angeles County Homicide investigators were called out to assist the South Pasadena Police Department in the death of a six-month-old male. The Infant was pronounced deceased at the Ronald Reagan Memorial Hospital. 

The Infant was a victim of severe child abuse in South Pasadena on Sunday, September 25, 2022, wherein South Pasadena Police Officers responded to the 300 Block of Grace Drive for a newborn baby not breathing call.

Officers and Fire Department personnel found the Infant non-responsive. Life-saving measures were attempted at the scene. The infant victim was transported to a local hospital, then airlifted to the Ronald Reagan Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition until his death.
After the initial call for service, officers and detectives from the South Pasadena Police Department investigated and arrested Suspect Christopher Richmond for felony child abuse. On October 3, 2022, Suspect Richmond was charged with felony child abuse. On January 13, 2023, Suspect Richmond was held to stand trial for the child abuse charge.
LA County Sheriff's Homicide Detectives are now investigating the case and are working with the LA County District Attorney’s Office to amend Suspect Richmond’s case to include the charge of murder.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website

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Robert G. Luna, Sheriff
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